University of Massachusetts LowellOur inaugural funded University Partner is the UMass-Lowell Climate Change Initiative , funded by NASA. Through innovative coursework, teach-ins, and work with high school students in Cambridge, UMass Lowell is paving new ground for CLEAN-NE.
The UMass Lowell Climate Change Initiative:
The goal of the Climate Change Initiative (CCI) is to address climate change through education, research, and developing solutions to transition to a more sustainable and resilient society. Scientific research must be the foundation for informing society about ongoing climate change and its potential future impacts. We also recognize that climate change is more than a scientific problem with a technical solution. The CCI is committed to examining the physical, ecological, environmental, social, economic, historical, and political facets of climate change impact, mitigation, and adaptation.
Specifically, the CCI is composed of:
- Academic programs at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
- Research in diverse fields, ranging from modeling climate change to ecological impacts, clean energy, sustainability, education, and others.
- Campus events on climate change.
- Outreach to the broader community to increase public understanding of climate change. Outreach efforts include a greater understanding of media's influence on issues of climate change, and partnership with a local high school and media outlets to produce PSA videos about issues of climate change,
The Student Environmental Alliance
The University of Massachusetts Lowell Student Environmental Alliance (SEA) promotes sustainability on campus and in the Greater Lowell area. The SEA is a student run organization that works with various organizations to help promote sustainable practices and educate others on the importance of environmental issues.
More information on the SEA can be found here: Student Environmental Alliance
Find a full listing of CCI's associated courses here: Academic Programs
Find a full listing of CCI's upcoming events here: Events
- Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2012: "Upscaling CH4 emissions from a boreal peatland - observations and modeling," Dr. Inke Forbrich, Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole MA. Dr. Inke is a Post Doctoral Research Scientist studying methane biogeochemistry. Olsen 503, 4-5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012: "Climate Change-Movie & Brainstorming for Solutions" organized by the SEA, Student Environmental Alliance. North Campus, location TBA, 6-8 p.m.
- Monday, March 5, 2012: "Climate change and extreme events: What we know and what we don't" Dr. Ellen Douglas, UMass Boston. North Campus, location TBA, 4-5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 21, 2012: "Climate change comes to Thoreau's Concord: Impacts on plants, birds and butterflies" Dr. Richard Primack, Boston University.North Campus, location TBA, 4-5:00 p.m.
- Monday, March 26, 2012: "Climate change policy" Dr. John Duff, UMass Boston. North Campus, location TBA, 4-5:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, March 28, 2012: "Climate Change-Movie & Brainstorming for Solutions" organized by the SEA, Student Environmental Alliance. South Campus, Coburn Hall, Room 205, 6-8:00 p.m
If you'd like more information about UMass Lowell's climate science efforts, or would like to partner with UMass Lowell, please contact:
Director, Climate Change Initiative
You can also find UML CCI on Facebook here: Join CCI on Facebook